1918-01-12: Celtic 0-0 Falkirk, League

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  • Celtic, Rangers and Kilmarnock lead the League in that order.
  • The 6,000 crowd at a frozen Celtic Park for this League game was tiny compared to the 25,000 who had turned up the previous Thursday to honour 'Sunny Jim' Young.
  • On this day 155 men and boys died in the Minnie Pit Disaster in Staffordshire.
  • The Glasgow Herald of Monday 14 January carries a story of 'Julian' the fundraising tank which was to give a demonstration of its capabilities and park in Glasgow Green.
  • Elsewhere in the Herald is an article entitled "The Gay Gordons" "Hogmanay in the trenches" which paints a pleasant picture of places that must have been anything but. LINK




Shaw, McNair, Dodds, Wilson , Cringan, Brown, McAtee, Gallacher, McLean, McMenemy, Jackson


Allan, T. Scott, McLeod, Harvie, Comrie, McCulloch, Simpson, McNeish, Main, Croal, Sime

Attendance: 6,000


  • Match Report (see end of page below)


  • Match Pictures


The Glasgow Herald – Jan 14, 1918
The weather conditions on Saturday would have been reckoned abominable at any other than the present time, and few clubs would have dared to ask their players to take the risks attendant upon football on a frosty, snow-covered ground. The League, however, must expect no extension of the season, no permission to play in mid-week, and if the schedule is to be completed in the allotted time there must be no interruption even from such Arctic conditions as obtained on Saturday. Knowing this, all the League clubs, with the exceptions of Dumbarton and Partick Thistle, carried through their fixtures, with happy results, in that very few players were injured, and form worked out approximately correctly. The Celtic’s forwards were no more effective against Falkirk on a frozen pitch than when failing to score at Paisley on the previous week in heavy going and a consequent loss of two points may be considered as a gain by those who take the competition as seriously as in pre-war days.